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How to Clean White Shoelaces

Learn how to clean your white shoelaces

How to Clean White Shoelaces

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Cleaning your white shoelaces doesn’t have to be challenging, but you should do it often and properly each month. You can wash your white shoelaces with bleach, soap, baking soda or vinegar. And to implement those products, you can use your washing machine or your hands with some elbow grease.

This is How to Clean White Shoelaces.

Welcome to our article on how to clean white shoelaces.

Many people forget to clean their shoelaces while cleaning their shoes, which is a big mistake. Often the dirtiest part of your shoe is your shoe laces, and by simply cleaning the laces, you can revive a dirty pair of sneakers.

Once you have finished the steps below, before you have re-laced your shoes, look at the aglets to see if they need replacing or any extra cleaning.

How to Clean White Shoelaces

Keeping white shoelaces white can definitely be a challenge.  You’ll have the best success with baking soda or bleach and here’s how to clean white shoelaces effectively with them.

To make sure your whole shoe ensemble is the best looking it can be, we have put together these ultimate shoe & shoelace guides for you.

How to Clean White Shoelaces with Baking Soda

1. Grab a bucket

In a bucket add 4 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda

2. Put laces into solution

Places your white laces in the solution for a minimum of 15 minutes

3. Remove laces from solution

Remove shoelaces from the solution and rinse under warm water

4. Rub soap on laces

Rub dishwashing soap on shoelaces and rub together gently .

5. Remove old stains

Use a soft toothbrush to remove old stains and dirt .

6. Rinse shoelaces

Rinse shoelaces under warm water again

7. Sprinkle on baking soda

For extra whitening, sprinkle baking soda on shoelaces and let sit for 10 minutes

8. Rinse shoelaces again

Rinse the shoelaces one final time

9. Hang shoelaces

Hang shoelaces to dry.

How to Clean White Shoelaces with Bleach

When cleaning shoes laces with bleach, keep in mind bleach will dull or remove colour, cleaning shoelaces with bleach is ideally recommended for white shoelaces.

1. How to Clean White Shoelaces with Bleach Using Hands

1. Wear rubber gloves

Always wear rubber gloves, as bleach and other detergent can cause harm to skin

2. Prepare two buckets

Prepare two buckets, one for a bleach solution and one for a detergent solution

3. Add bleach

In the first bucket add 4 cups of warm water and 2 ¼ teaspoons of bleach.

4. Add laundry detergent

In the second bucket add 4 cups of warm water and ½ teaspoon of laundry detergent

5. Submerge shoelaces

Fully submerge shoelaces in the bleach solution and let sit for 5 minutes

6. Remove shoelaces

Remove shoelaces from the bleach solution solution and rinse shoelace in the laundry detergent solution

7. Rinse shoelaces

Rinse shoelaces with clean water

8. Hang shoelaces to dry

Hang shoelaces to dry.

2. How to Clean White Shoelaces with Bleach in Washing Machine

1. Put laces into laundry bag

Place your shoelaces in mesh laundry bag, or knotted pillowcase to prevent laces from getting tangled with other items

2. Place bag into washer

Place mesh laundry bag or pillow case with shoelaces in washing machine.

3. Add laundry detergent

Add laundry detergent to washing machine and run a regular wash cycle

4. Remove shoelaces

When cycle is complete remove shoelaces from laundry bag or pillowcase and hang to dry.

5. Add bleach

When it’s time to add detergent, add ½ cup of bleach (some laundry machines have a slot meant for bleaching agents.)

6. Run regular wash cycle

Run a regular wash cycle.

7. Remove and hang to dry

When cycle is complete remove shoelaces from laundry bag or pillowcase and hang to dry.

How to Clean White Shoelaces FAQ

To whiten your shoelaces, you must use soap, baking soda, vinegar or bleach.

You clean your shoes by hand by putting on a pair of rubber gloves, then washing the shoelaces in a tub of water mixed with soap, baking soda, vinegar or bleach.

Get your shoelaces white again with baking soda, laundry detergent or vinegar if you do not want to use soap.

Yes, baking soda will white your shoelaces if you follow the proper steps!

Written and reviewed by
Tall Paul
Tall Paul
Paul Marlow, standing at an impressive 6'7 (201cm) and weighing 225lb (102kg), is a mental health speaker, fashion expert, and ex-athlete who excels at helping tall men find well-fitting clothing and teaching them how to style it effectively. As a model in the fashion and film industries, Paul shares his expertise in tall men's fashion, offering valuable advice on measurements, tailoring, and alterations. In addition, he founded Never Alone, an organization that provides mental health and therapy inspiration, and started the Mental Growth Newsletter to support those facing mental health challenges, drawing from his own experiences.

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